Hand Tools: Cutting pliers nip nails out
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
With the right amount of pressure, the heat-treated jaws sink into the soft steel of a nail, allowing it to be levered out. With a thin block of wood beneath the curved head, the surrounding surface wont be marred. Squeeze a little harder and the Cutting Plier neatly severs the nail at the surface -- useful for eliminating old lath or siding nails in preparation for new work.
The pliers were available on line for about $15 in September 2004.